Random Musings for week commencing 23/07/2007

The last couple of weeks have been pretty tame – if you discount the overindulgence with my mad friend Cameron last Friday night in Newcastle. All I have to say is: what goes on tour stays on tour.

Today, as I continue to recover from my trip to Orchard Hills on Monday, I thought I’d put down some random musings for the week.

As previously mentioned, one of my chosen charities since 2004 is Redkite. They are holding their Annual Colour Ball on Saturday 4 August at the Museum of Contemporary Arts. The colour theme for 2007 is gold, and whilst I’ve been very successful in locating buckets of accessories in gold, I’m having a great deal of difficulty finding gold attire.

When I bemoaned the situation to my good mate Emily today, she had this to say:

You could always go nude.
Gold Body Paint: $6.50
Gold shoes: $40
Ticket to the hottest Gold Ball in town: $135
The look on your mates’ faces when you turn up starkers: Priceless

I don’t want to think about that … I really don’t …

Just my luck then to stumble across this little gem:

Tue Jul 24, 2007 5:36AM EDT

BERLIN (Reuters) – A mysterious blonde paid a visit to a petrol station shop in the small eastern German town of Doemitz on Sunday — wearing nothing but a pair of golden stilettos and a thin gold bracelet.

The tall, slender woman strolled into the shop in the town of Doemitz on the warm afternoon and bought cigarettes, petrol station employee Ines Swoboda told Reuters on Monday.

"I wasn’t surprised because she’s come in naked before — she’s a very nice woman," Swoboda said, adding none of the other customers were bothered. The woman could have faced charges of creating a public disturbance if anyone had complained.

A quick-witted customer did, however, snap pictures of the woman believed to be about 30 years old as she walked back to a waiting Ferrari and climbed into the passenger seat. Several of those photos appeared in the German media on Monday.

Oh dear …

In trying to look busy at work (not that hard to do, considering I’m surrounded by colleagues making personal phone call after personal phone call to bitch about an ex who they’ve invited to stay in their house, or organising their wedding / fiance’s life / fiance’s mother’s life / etc, or just being a melodramatic and overprotective mother), I thought I’d catch up on the Reuter’s Oddly Enough articles. Lo and behold, I thought I’d made the news, especially after my efforts in Newcastle!

Tue Jul 24, 2007 12:26PM EDT

LONDON (Reuters) – A Middle Eastern businessman spent over $210,000 in a five-hour, champagne- and vodka-fuelled spending spree in a London nightclub at the weekend.

Fraser Donaldson, a representative of Crystal, a club favored by Prince Harry, said in 20 years working in the industry it was the biggest bill he’d seen from one customer.

The unnamed big spender entered Crystal at midnight on Saturday with friends — nine women and eight men — and ordered a $50 bottle of white wine, a spokesman for the club said.

But before long he was ordering magnums of Dom Perignon at $1,400 each and then called for a Methuselah — eight bottles in one — of Cristal Champagne at $60,000 and the party spread.

The festivities ended with a "night cap" consisting of a Methuselah of Belvedere vodka, which cost $2,800. "He basically just said, ‘keep the drinks flowing,’" the club spokesman said.

When the party left at 5 a.m., the bill was 81,471.50 pounds, which with tax and service added amounted to 105,805.28 pounds — $218,000. It included the cost of six Coca-Colas.

Wish I was at this party … there would have been 7 cokes instead of 6! Then again, after the Friday night that was last week, I certainly felt like I’d attended this party in more ways than one.


4 responses to “Random Musings for week commencing 23/07/2007

  1.  Looking at what he ordered, i would have ordered a coke too. And i am guessing nude woman is just a very wealthy nudist, who gets away with if since she is, well, nude, and drives a ferrari.
    And a decent bodypaint, with party lasting qualitys will cost more than $6.50

  2. I would have happily drunk all that was on offer – more dollars than sense, this guy!
    And I don\’t even want to know how you and Em know what a tube of gold body paint costs … 

  3. To the dickhead who owns this space – http://cid-181f2968892aef6e.spaces.live.com/ – STOP POSTING TO MY BLOG.  Unless you pay me to advertise your stuff, you will continue to reported as an Abuser to Windows Live.

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